Bamazon: A jungle reality show that doesn’t strike it rich

What's wrong with this picture?  This is a screen capture from a new reality show on The History Channel called Bamazon. It's about eight construction workers from Alabama who decide to go to the Amazon in search of a fortune in gold. They mine gold in the Amazon the way we used to do itContinue reading “Bamazon: A jungle reality show that doesn’t strike it rich”

The Amazon: Carbon Sink…or Source?

According to the leading researcher in the field, Oliver Phillips, it's kind of up to us: The world’s forests are an enormous carbon sink, meaning they absorb massive quantities of carbon dioxide, through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. In normal years the Amazon alone absorbs three billion tons of carbon, more than twice theContinue reading “The Amazon: Carbon Sink…or Source?”